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Yoko Alender

E-mail: yoko.alender@riigikogu.ee

Short biography:

Yoko Alender – architect, city planner and politician.

Member of the Estonian Parliament the Riigikogu since 2015, re-elected in 2019, elected to Tallinn city council in 2013 and 2017. Member of the Estonian Reform Party, Chairman of the Environment Committee .

Has worked in the field of architecture, city-planning, cultural management and politics.

Yoko has four children, is educated as a yoga teacher and also runs the parliamentary group for mindfulness in the Estonian parliament.

Born:

13.06.1979 in Tallinn

Education:

  • 1999 – 2010 Architecture and Urban Planning, Ma, Estonian Academy of Art
  • 1996 – 1997 Hugh Christie Technology College, Kent, England
  • 1995 – 1999 Södra Latin Gymnasium, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1989 – 1995 Estonian School in Stockholm
  • 1986 – 1989 Tallinn 7th Secondary School

Lifelong Learning:

  • 2019 – 2021 Yoga Therapist Training
  • 2018 – 2019 Yoga Alliance 200h Teacher Training
  • 2017 – 2018 Yin Yoga teacher training 100h
  • 2016 European Womens Academy, ALDE
  • 2015 XXXII Estonian National Defence Course
  • 2014 More Women in Politics

Work:

  • 2021 – … Estonian State Forest Management Centre, member of board
  • 2019 – … Member of Parliament, Estonian Reform Party, Chairman of the Environment Committee
  • 2018 – … Yoga teacher, coach, mindfulness trainer
  • 2018 – 2019 Estonian National Library, member of board
  • 2017 – … Tallinn City Council, Fraction of Estonian Reform Party, Deputy Chairman
  • 2015 – 2019 Member of Parliament, Estonian Reform Party, Culture Committee
  • 2013 – 2015 Tallinn City Council, Fraction of Pro Patria and Res Publica Union, Deputy Chairman
  • 2011 – 2014 Estonian Ministry of Culture, Adviser on Architecture and Design
  • 2008 – 2012 Tallinn City Government, Department of Milieu Areas, architect
  • 2006 – 2007 Urbanmark OÜ, architect and project manager
  • 2005 – 2006 ZiZi & YoYo OÜ, partner, architect and project manager
  • 2001 – 2004 Kultorg OÜ, partner, project manager

Languages:

estonian, english, swedish, german

Married, 4 children